Alfalfa silage vs. alfalfa hay for wintering heifer calves

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Show simple item record Baker, F.H. Richardson, D. Smith, E.F. Cox, R.F. 2012-01-04T22:25:00Z 2012-01-04T22:25:00Z 2012-01-04
dc.description.abstract Twenty choice-quality Hereford heifer calves, average weight of 4.38 pounds each, were used. The heifers were purchased as calves from the Lonker and the Hall-McNally ranches in Barber county, Kansas. Allotment of the heifers was based on weight, feeder grade, and origin. The alfalfa hay and silage were harvested from the first-cutting growth on the Animal Husbandry farm. The silage was allowed to wilt from one to two hours in the harvesting process. In the feeding trial, 3 pounds of alfalfa hay was fed to the cattle of Lot 3 to provide readily available protein and dry roughage. The heifers of Lot 3 were maintained at maximum consumption of alfalfa silage, whereas the heifers of Lot 6 were restricted to the same dry matter intake as Lot 3. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf 1954-1955 Progress Reports en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Circular (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station): 320 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa silage vs. alfalfa hay en_US
dc.subject Dry matter intake en_US
dc.subject Roughage en_US
dc.title Alfalfa silage vs. alfalfa hay for wintering heifer calves en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1955 en_US
dc.citation.epage 58 en_US
dc.citation.spage 57 en_US
dc.description.conference 42nd Annual Livestock Feeders’ Day. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 7, 1955 en_US

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